One of my coaches said to me, “Everything you have, or you don’t have in your life is because of your habits.” I’ve never thought about it like that. I knew your habits were important. I knew that there are good habits and bad habits, but I’ve never thought about the fact that my life was being created by my habits. And once I understood that, then I went on this quest to try and find how and why habits are created, why do some habits work and some habits don’t.
In this episode, I want to share with you how a habit is created and the science behind it.
To understand this better, I refer to the Fogg Behavior Model, which I talked about in last week’s episode. Please check that out first if you haven’t yet.
“The brain doesn’t distinguish between a good habit and a bad habit. To your brain, it just remembers that there was some release of dopamine, something that made it remember that it should do this thing. And so if we’re talking about trying to create good habits, or the habits that we want to do, how do you do that? Well, at its simplest, it really is about feeling good.”